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Always Remembered - PFC Branden Cummings

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PV2 Cummings

PFC Cummings was killed in action on Feb 14, 2007.

This is what he wrote for his profile:

"I was born in Florida in Jan. 1987.  I love cars and motorcycles.  I drove my first car at the age of 12.  I have a dog named Dylon that I've raised since he was 8 weeks old.  After I'm out of the army I plan on joining the SWAT team and starting a family." 

 

Branden was 20 years old.  He was a bradley operator.  See more photos of Branden HERE.  

 

 

 

 

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Always Remembered - SSGT Daniel Morris

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SSGT Daniel Morris

SSGT Morris was killed in action on Nov. 25, 2006.

This is what he wrote for his profile:

“First of I would like to thank the you veterans who have served and fought before us. You all are heroes to me and I appreciate your service. I also appreciate all your support for us and the President. This is my second time over here and there are many reasons to be over here. First, freedom for the American people, and second for the Iraqi people.  Thanks and God bless you all.”

SSGT Morris will always be one of "Our Guys"

SSGT Morris Memorial Page

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Most of the guys are a year older than listed on this page.  They've been over there THAT long!  A few have been updated.
 
Ranks were updated on Oct. 2, 2007 so are hopefully accurate.

If your photo is on this page, but you prefer it not to be, please let us know and it will be removed.

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SPC Luzunaris

SPC "LZ Miguel Luzunaris

Age 20

LZ is one of the new guys.  Read story HERE.

See LZ's personal page and photos of his newborn son HERE.

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SGT Torres

SGT Torres

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SGT Wharton

SGT Nicolas Wharton

"Grandpa" - Age 28

"I'm from Ohio.  This is my second tour to this replica of hell. I'm married w/3 kids; 2 girls and 1 boy. I'm 28 years old and getting older by the second. I joined the army in 03 and have been going strong ever since. Thanks for the support."  See more photos of Nick HERE.  R&R photos are HERE.

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SSGT Perez

SSGT Guillermo Perez

Age 24

“I was born 14 Dec 82.  I have a son named Ethan and a wife, Diana.  I've been in the service for six years and this is my second tour in Iraq.”

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SGT Corona

SGT Mark Corona

“I was born and raised in Texas.  My wife, Stacy and I have three children: Mark A Corona , Gabriel L. Corona, and Sabrine M. Corona.   I served in OIF II (Operation Iraqi Freedom II)  and this one... Thank you for all your support. Is there any way you can send magazines like Stuff, FHM, and Maxim. Thank you.”

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SSGT Saldivar

SSG Saldivar

Squad Leader

"My gratitude first and foremost to all of you who are supporting the true fighters of this war, the men of the Infantry.  I have the honor of doing my second tour with a bunch of chest pounding, Iron fisted, Steely eyed grunts. Never good for the bad guys. I'm 31 years old, married to my wife Marie, and my son Logan who is the blood that flows through my veins.  I am a professional soldier, 11Bravo, a grunt and proud of it. Thank you again for your support. Without it would be a time of sorrow."

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SGT Butcher

SGT David Butcher

Age 26

I was born and raised in Washington State were I lived until I joined the Army in 2003. I was first stationed in Hawaii, where I met my wife Noelani. We were married on the beach Christmas Eve, 2003. I served a year deployment in Afghanistan in 2004 and this is my second deployment.I love music and I'm a blues enthusiast. I have an extensive guitar collection in which I am still adding to. I am looking forward to returning home, starting a family, and rebuilding a 1971 Cudda.  See more photos of David HERE.

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SGT Gutierrez

SGT Genaro Gutierrez

“I was born in Bonham Texas and raised in Florida. I have a beautiful daughter named Makayla and a lovely wife named Tamika. I have served one year in Iraq before and am serving my second year here now. During my free time I go to the gym and work out. I am a team leader and a gunner in the M2A3 BFV.  (bradley fighting vehicle)”  See more photos of SGT G. HERE.

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SSGT Wilson

SSG Richard Wilson

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SFC Davenport
SFC Michael E. Davenport
Platoon Sergeant

Sfc Davenport has been in the army for 16 years.  He likes to hunt and fish.  He was deployed from Ft. Hood, Texas.  He is married and his home town is in, Virginia

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1LT Ortega

LT Rick A. Ortega

Platoon Leader

Lt Ortega is from Utah.  He is married to Heather and they have three daughters aged 11, 5, and 1.  He joined the army in 1996 as a 19-Delta Cavalry Scout.  He has served at Ft. Knox, Camp Casey, and South Korea. 

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SPC Clunie

SPC Brian Clunie

Age 24

Brian and his wife, Mary, were married in March, 2007.  He is a prior service Marine.  He is from Maine.

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New to 3rd Platoon:
But not pictured here yet.
SPC Luis Tristan
PFC Tyler Vanlannen
PV2 Feleti Peniamina
PFC Andrew Chavez
SPC Damon Cobbs
PV2 Curtis Newcomer
SPC Kurt Coyle, Medic
PVT Daniel Mc Manus 
SPC Matthew Taylor, Medic

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SSGT Regis

SSG Regis

Age 27

“I was born in the Caribbean and moved to New York when I was about 13 years old.  I’m married with three kids.  T his is my second time around in Iraq. I enlisted in the army five years ago and plan on staying four more. I want to thank you all for your support and I also want to thank you for your own service. Infantry leads the way!”  See more photos of SSG Regis HERE.  See HEROES.

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PFC Griffith

PFC Brad "Griff" Griffith

Age 22

Brad was raised in California.

see HEROES

see STORY

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SPC Nick Matrinez

SPC Nick Martinez

Age 21

“I was born and raised in Oregon. I love to do grappling.  I have placed 2nd in the battalion in heavy weight and first in the brigade for light heavy weight.  I like hanging out with my friends Rollins, Griffith, MacVittie, Elmo, and Caudle.” 

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SPC Clark

SPC Evan Clark

Age 21

“I was raised in Arizona.

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CPL Baker

CPL Daniel Baker

Age 20

"I was born in Reno Nevada and raised in northern California.  This is my first deployment. I have two years left in the army and if I don't re-enlist I plan on moving back to CA and going to college to get my masters in business administration.  I appreciate all your support.."

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SPC Mauder

SPC Jeff Mauder

“I came from southern California to join the army for three years and serve my country.  I love to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but in the army it’s called combatives.  It’s one of the best decisions I ever made.. Thanks for all your support and God bless.”  You can see more photos of Jeff HERE.

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PFC Roy Martinez

PFC Roy Martinez

Age 33

“I was born in  Indiana.  I joined the Army late; I'm 33 yrs old.  They call me an old man but that’s okay because I do my job well which is killing terrorists. I'm a bradley fighting vehicle gunner and proud of it.  When I get out of the Army, I'm going to Chicago to be a Chicago cop and arrest drug dealers.  God has blessed my life.”  See more photos of Roy HERE.

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SPC DeTeso

SPC Jason DeTeso

Age 26

“I've been in the army for 7 years now and I'm planning on making it a career.  I have a fiancée, Hillary, and two beautiful step-children-to-be, Ian  and Kiernan. I'm planning on long range surveillance detachment or special forces or going swat after I retire.  See more photos of Jason HERE.  R&R photos are HERE.

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SPC Tompkins

SPC Nicholas Tompkins

Age 27

“I was born and raised in Southern California.  I'm married and love my wife very much. We have a kid on the way, due march 3rd.   I love dirt bikes and lowered trucks. I love my job but I can't wait to get home.”  See more photos of Nick HERE.  Nick was reassigned to another unit.

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PFC Hart

PFC Jason Hart

Age 19

Jason was born in Emporia, Kansas.  He completed his basic training at Ft. Benning, GA.  See more pictures of Jason HERE.

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PV2 Destry Mulloy

Age 18

Destry is one of the new guys.   He graduated from basic training in January and was deployed in March.  Read his story HERE.

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SPC McClellan

SPC Tim “Nike” McClellan

Age 23

"I’m married and have two kids, a boy and a girl.  I’m waiting to get out of the army and move back home to Minnesota to work in the taconite mines. I like music and classic movies."  See HEROES.

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SGT Nunn

SGT Eric Nunn

Age 24

“My wife and I have been married one year.  I have four children (not by accident); three girls and one boy.  I love life and my family very much.  Protecting others is my job and I take it seriously.  Remember, life is precious, don’t waste it.”  Eric is from Missouri.  See HEROES

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SPC Reeves

SPC Brian Reeves

Age 24

"I'm from Lousiana.   I've been in the army for four years and plan on staying another four.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do after that. I am married to my wife, Cara. We have twin baby girls, Mia and Chloe."  See more photos of Brian HERE.  R&R photos are HERE.

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SGT Miller

SGT Patrick Miller

Age 22

Patrick is a professional MMA Fighter.  When he gets out of the Army he plans to keep up his fight career. Patrick is from Kansas.  “I’m getting ready to fight in the UFC  (ultimate fighting championship) when I get home. I’ve been to Iraq once before.  I like grappling, mixed martial arts, and I love punk music.”  See more photos of Patrick HERE  R&R photos are HERE.

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SPC Kirby

SPC David Kirby

Age 26

“I was born and raised in Texas.  I joined the Army in May 2003. This will be my second tour. I am married and we have a four year old boy, and one due on Oct 24.  I love to go four wheeling, go out with friends and spend time with family. I enjoy my job every minute...  Thank you for supporting us.”

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PFC Rollings

PFC Levi Rollings

Age 19

“I’m from Indiana.  I used to be a landscaper.  My dad used to be in the army; he was a tanker.  I like fishing and motor cross.  I used to own horses.  I rode my first horse when I was six years old.”

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SGT Monroe

SGT Antwon Monroe

Age 29

“I was born 29 March 1977.  I have a daughter, Brianna, and a wife, Crystal.  I've been in the army eight years and this is my second tour in Iraq.”

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SPC Caudle

SPC Eric Caudle

Age 21

“I’m from Oregon.  I used to drive box trucks and work in warehouses.  I enjoy  4-wheelin’ and off road racing.”  See more photos of Eric HERE.

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SPC MacVittie

SPC Nathan MacVittie

Age 24 - Bradley Operator

Nathan comes from Missouri.  He joined the Army in April, 2005.  After graduating from Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Benning, he was assigned to 1st Cavalary Division at Ft. Hood Texas.  He left Ft. Hood for Kuwait on Sept 2, 2006 as part of the advance team.  He helped unload the vehicles from the ship and relocate them to the camp.  Nathan is interested in carpentry, playing the guitar, writing songs, and drawing.  See more photos of Nathan HERE.  R&R pics are HERE.  Nathan is currently back at Ft. Hood for medical reasons. 

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